Illustration Development and Concept
Students will be able to create marketable illustrations incorporating concept, rough sketches, color comps, and finished art as well as effectively communicate story concept.
Skill and Concept Mastery
Students will be able to demonstrate a mastery of life drawing based on deep observation and a clear understanding of anatomy, proportion, movement, balance, foreshortened perspective, a high degree of three-dimensional structure through application of Chiaroscuro (soft form and hard edged cast shadows), composition, and drapery (folds).
Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in at least one of the illustration mediums studied, including oil, acrylics, gouache, or digital.
Symbolic Image Development and Analysis
Students will be able to analyze and develop visual images based on conceptual (symbolic) illustration solutions.
Literal Image Development and Analysis
Students will be able to analyze and develop visual images based on narrative (literal) illustration solutions.
Design Practice and Theory
Students will be able to develop deep theoretical and practical understanding of design.
Markets and Business
Students will be able to have a deeper understanding of the commercial and business practices of illustration.
History and Context
Students will be able to have a functional knowledge of the history of illustration, including its origins in the fine arts and its relationship to written communication.
Students will be able to create work that reflects spiritually uplifting themes.